Liftware Steady is a computerized, stabilizing handle with attachments, including a spoon and form, which can help reduce mild to medium tremors enough to make it easier for you to eat. To learn more, go to: https://www.liftware.com/
Essential Tremor Glove
The Steady-One glove was designed to reduce hand tremors in essential tremor and Parkinson's disease. The glove is lightweight and allows for a full range of motion while resisting multiple tremor directions that are common with ET and PD. To learn more, go to: https://steadiwear.com/
If you have a tremor, pain, weakness, or other challenges that stop you from drinking easily, you may find the HandSteady cup a great relief. This lightweight cup has a rotatable handle and hidden lid to help people drink with fewer spills and more control. To learn more, go to: https://handsteady.com/
A hands-free toothpaste squeezer is helpful to persons losing grip strength. It is easy to mount and keep clean. It can mount to the bathroom wall with super sticky suction pads and comes in black and grey colors. The average cost is $12.99. A sample can be found on Amazon.
Weighted pens help counter any hand tremors and low grip strength seen in persons with Parkinson's. Wentur pens help control involuntary movement due to their weight and non-slip grip. The wide grip design makes it easy to hold. The pens are 5.12" long. Diameter is 1.18" The price for a pack of two averages $21.96 and ink refills are available.
The Pencil Grip dual-featured ballpoint pen has a patented ergonomic grip and added weight that reduces tremors, improves handwriting, and increases muscle strength. The unique and ergonomic shape of the ball pen provides a comfortable position for fingers, which reduces stress on the fingers, helps the hand to relax, and relieves fatigue while writing. These pens were developed by a doctor and are ideal for individuals with tremors or someone who lacks hand strength. It weights approximately 2.9 oz and includes an ink cartridge. Average price is $17.40.
Thixotropic makes pens that are both large and weighted, making it easier to write when you have a tremor. In 2015, students in the UK developed a vibrating pen to help combat micrographia, the small or cramped handwriting that many people with Parkinson's struggle with. Keep an eye out for these to hit stores in the near future.
Getting a good grip on a key to unlock common doors can be difficult. Keywing produces a comfortable, dimpled keywing that can can be applied to any key and gives a good grip to allow turning keys with easy. The nylon key holder helps with color coding and ease of use. The average cost for a pack of three is $15.
Disclaimer: The Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) does not endorse or recommend any specific product or brand for purchase. It is to each person's discretion what products to purchase. The PAA cannot be held liable if the product does not produce its desired solution.